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in for that. >> bay area cities home to some of the top incomer autos the luxury car that went up in flames. parked in one of the bay area's high performance auto parts store. >> i'm sandhya patel. we have a warming trend sure to give you spring fever. wait until you hear details coming up. >> michael finney looks at what women really want for valentine's day and role coupons play in getting one item on their wish list. stay w >>> sky 7 shows you what happened when a mercedes-benz burs into the flames about two hours ago in hayward. nobody was hurt. the car went up in flames parked outside of a specialty auto parts store. the fire department had to call in a special unit spraying foam to put it out. >> intart closer to implementing a year old law that left it been some passengers letting the agency seek prohibition offers against people, orders rather against people who do things like urinate in public skroi bart property. they can be banned from stations from 30 days to a year. the law passed in 2011 but has been on hold until bart set up appeal pros ses. >> we do have trouble with people
and children is the focus of an international movement called "a billion rising "the city of san francisco is responding to this action showing support yesterday. >> a song and dance is one of san francisco city hall is more than a good time at city hall. >> this is a gathering of a billion women and men and all those who love women to strike, dance and demand an end to domestic violence or all forms of violence against women and girls. >> it is "a billion rising" a global day of action. a woman has experienced the violence. >> i was in high school i was raped and i felt like i had nowhere to go and no one to speak for me. so this is exciting. we have made progress. >> progress through a pledge led by the mayor. >> i am one of one of the one billion rising. >> i will make violence against women and girls a priority of our time. >> also making it a priority is the sheriff who pleaded guilty in a domestic violence case. he and his wife helped bring the movement to the jail, dancing with inmates. >> i said it is important to take responsibility. i said that it is important to understand what
holders and record breakers. it's oscars by the numbers. >> announcer: ke >> announcer: from new york city, this is "nightline" with bill weir. >>> today brought a cliffhanger moment in a murder trial full of twists and turns. jodi arias, the arizona woman facing death row for shooting, stabbing and slashing her one time boyfriend. tearfully told the court she acted in self defense and she can't remember everything that happened that fateful night. here is abc's ryan owens for our series "crime and punishment." >> the gun went off. i didn't mean to shoot him or anything i didn't even think i was holding the trigger. >> reporter: from the mouth of a killer. today the jury heard jodi arias' version of what happened the day she took these pictures of her ex-boyfriend travis alexander in the shower. >> i am taking pictures of him. weep were trying out different poses. it was a little weird the background wasn't that great, the water was okay. >> reporter: and second later, butchered the mormon businessman in the bathroom of his mesa home. she dropped alexander's camera. he flew into a rage. >>
, and the parade is in full swing, and i'll have full details on all the cities -- festivities right after the break. >> dozen of people injured in a frightening crash at a nascar race and the possible effect on tomorrow's daytona 500. >> hi there, i'm leigh glaser. we had cool temperatures today. tomorrow we'll start to warm up a >> ama: happening now. the san francisco chinese new year parade is underway ask the streets are packed. sergio quintana is live. reporter: the parade is in full swing. you can see right there this is the line of people along market street, watching the parade just beyond. that line of people right there is five people deep. there are even some people on their toes trying to get a look. no traditional chinese dragon was among the first to take to the streets at the head of the parade. we just wrapped up the year of the tagon, this parade celebrates the kickoff of the year of the snake. dance troops, marching bands and floats, among the 100 different participants, making it one of the biggest of its kind. people come from around the world to watch the event. i tal
that freed that little boy. victor blackwell, live from midland city, alabama this morning. i know you're very excited to be sharing this information, victor. what do we know about the raid and why law enforcement actually decided to go in? >> good morning, zoraida. two reasons primarily. the first is because authorities say they observed jimmy lee dykes with a gun and the second reason is because in the day leading up to that raid, the communications with dykes had broken down. so they realized they could not wait any longer to go in and rescue ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken into a hospital after nearly a week being held in an underground bunker in alabama. >> he's fine. he's laughing, playing, joking, eating, the things you would expect a normal 5-year-old or 6-year-old young man to do. he's very brave, he's very lucky. the success story is that he is out safe and doing great. >> reporter: the dramatic end came after officers saw 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes holding a weapon. they felt they could not hold off any longer. >> at this point, fbi
a minor backup. slug iron the upper deck into the city. >> happening three hours from now at 9:00, 49er players will return to their santa clara headquarters to clean out their lockers. it is the final step after the team's super bowl sunday loss and our news reporter joins us live from santa clara. amy in. >> back on home surf. they will have a team meeting at 9:00, addressing the media, clean out their lockers and close out the season. the 49ers came home yesterday. we have a great shot of kaepernick arriving at the airport, fans were there, cigaretting the -- greeting the team. the players were not in a chatty mood but coach harbaugh said a quick "hello." >> thank you very much. great run. thanks for the support. >> the future looks great. we have a long team. my son will get his first super bowl, i have seen five. he will get his first and they will get it next year. >> here is a quick shot of davis driving away, he had the window down so fan could see him, and mike crabtree did the same at team headquarters in santa clara. they have another year at candlestick before they play in t
:00 this morning, and a look at the san mateo bridge commute, it is 15 minutes from hayward to foster city and things moving nicely to foster city. >> if you have to fill up the gas tank, you will not like what you see, and i agree with that. >> the super bowl bet the san francisco police chief is reasonable wishing he did not make. can you say "squirrel dance." >> my guests the one and only charlie sheen. that is right, hollywood's ultimate bad boy is back on track and candid storyies to share about his personal journeys since leaving "2 1/2 men" and he plays a back stage ♪ [ female announcer ] at yoplait, we want you to feel even better about your favorite flavors. so when you call, tweet, and post, we listen. that's why yoplait light and yoplait original are now made with no high fructose corn syrup. and why we use only natural colors and natural flavors in yoplait original. so, anything else we can do for you, let us know. but you'll keep it to yogurt, right? 'cause we shouldn't really help with your love life. yoplait. it is so good! >> welcome back, our neighbor to the north, canad
of medical marijuana. contra costa times reports that the city attorney will ask the commission to recommend the ban to the city council. if approved it will limit marijuana growing to the inside of homes. residents who legally operate as backyard grow operation 8 challenge the resolution if approved by the city council. concord has a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. >> san francisco mayor will announce the decision today of his choice to fill the city assessor's post that has been vacation -- vacated. it is urge clear who the mayor will name for the board of supervisors. he could face pressure to name another asian or woman on the board. >> s vietnam has -- silicon valley has bounced out of the recession adding thousands of jobs with incomes rising 2.2 percent but the report says that the rebound hasn't been a cure all for everyone. income for african-americans fell 18 percent last year while hispanic incomes dropped 5 percent. the region experiences a 3.5 percent growth rate compared to 1.7 percent growth rate statewide. >> we are all dropping this morning, and you know what i am tal
teenagers have been rushed to san jose hospital. this was last night after large suv rolled in the city's neighborhood. they report three of the teenagers had significant injuries. they crashed on martin avenue shortly after 10:00. no other vehicles were involved. rescuers say there were no signs of alcohol being involved but obvious signs that the suv was speeding. >>> a santa clara man accused of threatening a state senator is charged with ten felonies. everett beshon did not enter a plea yesterday. he is accused of emailing a death threat to state senator leland yee because of his effort to tighten gun control laws. they searched the house for the fourth straight day but they found multiple weapons. they have already seized those. he will be back in court next beak. >>> coming up next, big trouble for a once promising political career. lavish items jesse jackson, jr. he and his wife admits he bought with campaign funds. and piece of military machinery that we are used >> katie: oscar pistorius is said to be on suicide watch for the model of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. they are ga
at 4:00 and 5:00, a massive fire which continues to burn at an upcame shopping center in kansas city, missouri. >> carolyn: you can see much of the building has been reduced to rubble. at least seven injuries have been reported. five of them critical. there are three people unaccounted for tonight. police say it appears a car crashed into a gas main sparking this inferno. there are reports that the impact of the blast was felt blocks away. >> larry: the building you see burning is called the country club plaza with shops, restaurants and apartments and cleanup will continue for hours if not days. >> carolyn: the city of hayward is moving to shut down internet cafe that let people win cash prizes. nick smith is live in any hai ward. >> reporter: good evening. most recent move to stop internet gambling will happen in about an hour city hall behind me. he said he did everything right when he applied for the permits and those looking to shut him down, he is not afraid to fight city hall. >> this is legitimate business. we use legitimate software and we are not breaking any laws. >> ron d
city. several people are missing after a dinner blast in an entertainment district flattening a restaurant. 14 were hurt, several critically. we will have an update in 30 minutes. >> golden gate bridge officials will launch a new campaign to make sure commuters know that toll takers are eliminated. it will happen weeks from now. cornell bernard joins us live with what you need to know to be ready for the change. cornell? >> the countdown is on. in a month toll takers will be gone and all electronic tolling will be here at the golden gate bridge and starting this morning, the bridge will kickoff a series of public awareness campaigns to answer questions and clear up confusion aimed at 30 james of drivers who still pay tolls with cash. there will be hand outs and signs and information online explaining how to pay the tolls. there are three options. sign up for fast track account and get $1 discount on each toll. pay by plate, register the license plate with a bridge using a credit card and pay as you go or make a one time payment online. payment locations are set up at some gas
coming up at 6:00 in union city, abc news. >> san jose may become the largest city in the country to groups joined near a city ú facility to lobby tody hoping to encourage a switch to alternative food packaging. the association says the ban would harm small businesses in the city, and says food packaging accounts for less than 1% of waste inland fills. san jose is set to vote on tuesday. >> demonstrators are getting what they want. >> the students will sit down over severe cuts facing this troubled school. abc 7 news reports. >> a small group camped overnight demanding to speak with the chancellor, police were standing by but took no action. >> everything has been civil. we've respected this face, they've -- the police respected us. >> protestors complained there has been a lack of communication between students and administration. a rally echoed fears with an effort to fend off possible closure of the school because of declining enrollment. >> this morning came word the chancellor will meet with students mob. >> it feels good for us to have community support and support from oth
will be a slam-dunk. >> katie: san jose will vote on tuesday whether to be the largest city in the country to ban styrofoam. they are encouraging a switch to alternative packaging but the california restaurant association a ban would harm small businesses in the city. it says food packaging accounts for 1% of waste in landfill. >> oakland, city officials celebrated the opening of a channel that has been closed off for 140 years. it's part of project that will allow boaters in the oldest wildlife preservation to pad toll san francisco bay. 750 foot section of the channel was open yesterday for the first time since the 18 60s. city will hold a public celebration for this and other lake merritt improvements later this summer. that looks beautiful being out on the lake, something to do today? >> you and i noticed the rain on the pavement earlier this morning. for those just waking up, we had a weak system that brought a couple hundredths of rain around the bay area. it was raining for a time in san jose and also along the central coast. right now, nothing to show you. live doppler 7-hd with a sweep a
of students say they're going to walk out of classes march 14th toj take the protest to city hall. >> they did meet with the chancellor today. >> that is one demand to, meet with the chancellor. they got that today but not much more. last thursday students okay pid administration building at city college demanding that they be heard by the chancellor. today, they got their wish but left feeling disappointed. >> chancellor, instead of accepting propose yalz for how to save our institution, has instead reaffirmed she only will accept cuts and cuts. >> some5ñsñb13t teaching positid classes have been cut. still, city college may lose accreditation if it doesn't show improvements are being made to make the college financially efficient by march 15th. >> we're not going backwards on, we're going to safety college and our accreditation. >> but students say administrators haven't tried to come up with other ways to bring in revenue. they criticize city hall for not doing enough. >> we're calling on city hall to take a stand to put a freeze on the position of march 15th. this deadline does not need t
. >> if you have information call the police. >> the belmont city council meets to consider requiring property owners preparing to sell to inspect their lateral sewer pipes and repair and replace them if necessary. the move could cost homeowners up to $25,000 in sewer and street repairs that the city should pay if. if it isn't done it can stop home sellers from closing escrow and can affect neighboring homeowners if they we have in intention to sell. the proposal is seen as part of a larger strategy to upgrade the treatment and disposal and control of wastewater. >> if you are ready to head out you want a check of the weather forecast and i know you have been looking for rain and not able to find any. >> not here, it is all east of the rockies the form of winter storms that are bombarding the midwest and south and now the mid-atlantic. we talked how it would be cooler than yesterday morning, but where there is a breeze in san jose and santa rosa it is warmer and half moon bay is seven degrees cooler and san francisco at two and oakland at four and concord, live more, and fremont at one degree
mail service cutting 150,000 jobs and closing thousands of post offices around the country. the city believes it will be one of them. the council will vote on a resolution to stop the postal service from selling> the building. the resolution reminds the requirement to provide services to the public calling on them to stop the sale of other post offices but the postal service says the pub slick overreacting. attempting to sell the building first preference is lease back the space because we just need that space. the building about 47,000 square feet. >> what l building it occupies, the meeting tonight is designed to clear up any misinformation about the postal office and it starts at 7:00 right here at the capitol chambers just to explain how bad the situation is they're launching a line of clothing next year, clearly a dire situation for them. >> thank you very much. >> we're live at the new san francisco cruise ship terminal and a surprise almost to the project that isn't going over well among neighbors. >> part two of an abc 7 news i team investigation into a chemical being found
. this is vatican city, the reason if this is a stunning announcement overnight that pope benedict xvi will resign next month, only the second upon stiff in 600 years to do so. we will have reports from abc7 and amy telling more about this in a few minutes. stay tuned. >> an investigation is wrapping up into san francisco workers accused of using city computers to gamble and distribute pornography. the commission and the city attorney confirm that whistleblower started the investigation. the commission's top officials and human resources department are being looked at closely. they could be fired if the alleges are proven true for violating city policy. >> this morning, texas governor perry is in california hoping to persuade business leaders in the golden state to invest in the lone star state. he was in the bay area yesterday. a private group called texas one is paying for the trip, the republican hopes the lure lower taxes and fewer regulations will attract companies to texas. >> it depends on the industry but certainly plenty of companies are ripe for the picking, they would like a business en
on commerce. >> a judge ordered owners of this home to clean up the junk within their frond yard. the city has been battling with owners and wants the property declared of a nuisance. the home owned by mark and kimberly cliber who put up a tent in the yard eachistance of the trash and debris and other personal property creates a fire hazard. the court order refers to combustible property. >> officials say those items include trash, card board and paints that could catch fire, if the owners don't clear out the front yard and fix code violations the city will do it for them and send them a bill. >> parts board of directors launching a second round of bikes on board testing happening the week of march 18th. people will be atloud bring bikes on trains with one exception no, bike nirsz three cars during commute hours, it bans bikes from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. bart had a similar test in august. now they're going to do it international day of action to demand an end to violence against women and girls. >> that is right. we're live where there is an event happening now. >>
for later this morning, a public memorial to the slain officers is now being planned in the city live in santa cruz for abc7 news. >> stay us with for continuing coverage of the santa cruz officers' murders with updates on facebook and on twitter at abc news at 11 bay area. >> damage will be assessed to a san francisco neighborhood caused by a massive water main break which you saw here first yesterday on abc7 news, a massive rush will water and mud swallowing cars and two dozen homes. workers will repair 15th avenue where the flooding caused a sinkhole. this is right next to a recent sewer pipe replacement project. >> support for same-sex marriage is continuing to grow among california voters. a new field palm -- poll shows of 61 percent in california approve it. among 18 do 20 year oz 75 percent approve. among voters 65 and older, 48 percent approve. this comes as the obama administration face as deadline today on whether to weigh in on the proposition 8 case before the supreme court which will hear arguments next month in an interview you saw only on abc7 the president told dan ash
nudity. the board approved the law by a 7-4 vote in de.s a judge upheld it this week saying nude city not protected as free speech. >> if you use anthem blue cross you just got hit with a rake hike. >> 750,000 anthem customers will see premiums rise according to consumer watch dog. the group says it's the second nim less than a year anthem raised rates in this state. anthem parent company, well point announce aid 38% increase in the 4th quarter of 2012 compared to previous year. and you you saw it for a live report. nice weather in new orleans. >> yes. spencer christian is here with a look at what is ahead coming up this weekend. >> clouds in the sky today, more than yesterday. you can see we have cloudsyñq" down in the southern part of the viewing area. they have not kept us from having another mild day. right now, temperatures into mid to upper 60s across the bay area. 668 in los gatos, during evening hours, we'll continue to see some clouds in the sky. we'll call it partly cloudy skies. breezy in spots. tomorrow morning we'll have hazy filtered sunshine. low temperatures dropping
of the robberies in the city are now cell phones. today the supervisor scott weiner held a hearing to get an update on what is being done to prevent the crime. >> we can't expect people not to carry phones around with them that. is reality of modern life wex need to be careful and need to make sure we're aggressively going after criminals. >> the district attorney says it's persuing nearly 400 cell phone crime cases and in talk was the industry on how to make their products less valuable to thieves. >> whether or not it can't be used, whether or not.cqi it's more easily tracked there many different areas we can possibly work to make this a less attractive option. >> cell phones aren't just being grabbed from people on the streets. nearly 400 passengers reported cell phone thefts last year. that is why they rolled out a public awareness campaign and have fare inspectors give a heads up to the clueless. >> just walking down the street. someone asked do you have the time. someone came and grabbed the cell phone. >> heads up in san francisco abc 7 news.o7j >> yes.imñvl&h let's pay attention to weather
police officer. but rather a bay alarm security agent pat rolling residential streets of the city looking for signs of trouble. >> we're getting calls from around the city and have to make sure we're taking care of our existing areas and make sure we can serve everybody. >> there has been a lot of break ins up above us and below. >> heidi is among an increasing number of residents pitching in with neighbors to hire private security to get what the city police force can't give them. a timely respoons to a burglary or break in. >> i understand the oakland police are very overwhelmed but when someone is in my backyard it's frustrating to know i don't have anyone to call to come help me. >> she came face-to-face withoo two intruders in her backyard. she called 911 and a neighbor. the neighbor arrived in minutes. oakland police never came. now, she and 30 neighbors are chipping in $30 a month to hire patrol for bay alarm and adding more security cameras. other neighbor is taking it further, taking measurements to replace a wooden front door with a steel one. >> people are constantly casing ou
♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. >> daly city, dublin, los gatos and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> we have break news from oakland. there is an amber alert for a chevrolet pickup truck, gray, 7n79574 license plate. missing child is 18-month-old girl. she is believed to have been taken by her father. police are looking for a gray pickup truck. >> a new report questions whether millions of your tax dollars are wasted on bomb sniffing dogs that cannot find bombs. according to a government accountability office report the cost of keeping the dogs on the government payroll has almost doubled in the past two years, from $52 million to $100 million. the report finds some of the dogs are not getting the required monthly training and that the t.s.a. national k anyone program is in need of fixing. a full report is coming up on "good morning america" at 7:00. >> nasa aimed research center is holding a ceremony today to remember the astronauts killed in the columbia shut disas test the ten years ago today it returned home from a 16 day science m
. >>> there's a proposal to replace san francisco's entire network of parking meters by next fall. the city has about 23,000 older meters that accept only coins and muni payment cards. those, plus the newer sf park technology meters, would all be replaced with brand new equipment. the coin meters are about 8 years old. the newer ones four years old. city managers say they are supposed to be replaced every seven years. >>> the city of oakland is cutting parking rates just in time for the chinese new year. parking garages, for instance, will charge just two dollars to park monday through friday. the rate reduction is part of a pilot program to bring more business to the city's chinatown district. >>> coming up next, a controversial photo, as president obama prepares to start his campaign for new gun control measures. and a new dramatic beach rescue in the north bay. and the good samaritans who ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together
will not happen at new 49er stadium in santa clara, something that could be a factor in deciding which city lands the 2016 super bowl. the facility will be powered by two new electrical substations, with one serving as a backup for the other. if they both fail, crews can actually trigger a third power source and owners will pick the host city in may. >> new this morning a pittsburg man is under arrest if a hit-and-run accident that sent a woman and two small children to the hospital. the 24-year-old man is held on $50,000 bail accused in a crash at 5:45 last night. he hit a one-year-old boy in a stroller, a 7-year-old on a bicycle, and a 29-year-old woman. the victims were crossing the drive on a trail. all three are out of the hospital today. >> new fallout from the 2008 financial crisis. the attorney general is now suing the debt rating agency known as standard & poor's. the announcement was made today in washington, dc, filed in san francisco court. she said s&p 500 intentionally inflated rate ensure asigned to security. >> our lawsuit focuses on the ratings s&p 500 gave to mortgage-backed sec
with william bratton in 2006. of course, bratton just hired by the city of oakland the photo taken for an article. we're peegs a lot about his background together. stay with abc 7 news for coverage of the l.a. police shooter manhunt. we're going to update you during this newscast. whit happens we'll be here up and date you on this major story happening. >> bun violence is on the top of the list. abc 7 news joins us now from sacramento with more on the battle over guns. >> new york pass aid slew of bills, california loss says democrats here want that title back. >> 50 shots fired in a span of 50 seconds. the police chief says he needs help getting guns off the streets. >> i live a mile from that intersection. so i can tell thu is a quality of life issue. >> senate democrats unveiled bills in recent weeks they required a pemplit to purchase ammunition and weapons. but they now want to ban detachable magazines change definition of an el little shotgun to include new technology. and require all guns to be registered with the state. >> we need to lead the way. california needs to answer
. >> the search for dorner has reached far beyond california. authorities now in some cities in florida, oklahoma and utah are on alert places he used to live and he mentioned in his manifesto. >> back to the news desk. >> a son california lawyer says two women shot during the search for dorner were fired on without warping by lapd officers. the 71-year-old woman was delivering the "los angeles times" newspaper with her daughter in torrance yesterday and police officers mistook their blue toyota pickup for dorner's truck. the women's attorney say there were no warnings and no orders, just gunshots. hernandez was shot in the back is recovering. her daughter has minor injuries. >> we have continuing coverage of the manhunt and we will update you of new developments during the newscast and you get the latest breaking news from twitter at abc7 bay area and on the abc at abc7.com. >> the handcuffed parole he who escaped is under arrest. he was arrested last night a day after he managed to escape from police custody. police say sanchez slipped from the handcuffs from behind his back to his front and he
to his stop-and-frisk tactics used in those cities, saying the practice leads to racial profiling do they they have decided to keep him out of the spotlight. today's meeting take place in the performing arts center at holy name university from 3:00 to 5:00 this afternoon. >>> also new this morning fremont residents may see or hear helicopters around auto mall park parkway this afternoon at emergency crews get trained for a natural disaster. fire and police and hundreds of military personnel will be involved. it's a six hour drill called operation rolling chaos. it will be held at unitech education in fremont from 8:00 this morning to 2:00 this morning. the simulation involves a dozen cars, buses, ambulances and three helicopters. nearly 500 military personnel will practice coordinating rescues with police and fire departments in a simulated flood scenario. >>> coming up, back to court. we will tell you why former giants slugger barry bonds will be back in federal court this week. and after months of problems, the boeing dreamliner is put to >> home run king barry bonds returns to fed
're still digging out. bridgeport got 30 inches. and residents are angry the city isn't doing more. the mayor says the plows can't handle the massive amount of snow. >>> and we're finding out more this morning about the sheer power of the tornado that barreled through hattiesburg, mississippi. it was an ef-4. the twister raced across 70 miles in 3 counties, damaging or destroying nearly 600 homes. more than 80 people were injured. but amazingly, not one person was killed. >> very lucky folks. that could have been a lot worse. >>> time, now, for a look at weather across the country on this fat tuesday morning. a mild day will help melt away in a northeast snow. also some flurries for upstate new york and northern new england. drenching rain and flash flooding from new orleans to atlanta. up to four inches of snow around amarillo, oklahoma city and wichita. on top of that, rain and mountain snow in the pacific northwest. >> mostly 40s in the northwest. 82 in miami. and 73 in new orleans. >>> coming up next after the break, new reasons to check your credit report. >>> plus, a developi
parents. >> san mateo homeowner who claim as legal battle with the city is preventing him from living in his home will be in court today to fight an injunction. he told abc7 last month that he was spending nights in a tent in the front yard because the city red tagged his house and the city attorney said they have tried to work with the homeowner on the remodels for 10 years saying the house dangerous and lacks working humming and heating. the city wants to legally force the man to clean up or abandon the house. >> this morning officials at uc berkeley and fire investigators are look into why a transformer exploded in a vault and echoed across campus. no one was hurt and a small fire was quickly put out. >> on this valentine's day, same-sex couples will meet at san francisco city hall to apply for marriage licenses. there was a sit in last year as they were turned down. the sheriff deputies detained but released eight people who refused to leave the county clerk's office. supporters say this annual demonstration has never been more important as the u.s. supreme court prepares to hear
to stop violence against women. we are live from san francisco city hall tonight. there is an event happening as is. there is a dj playing, drummers hip-hop dancers. i just ran into the d.a.who says he's going to be dancing as well. it's a unique message that reached a place today where it really resonated. >> everybody is dancing to the same song today. >> that is going to create a shift of consciousness. just the rhythm on the earth. think bit. a billion people, dancing. >> it's called break the chain. when you're an inmate in antiviolence program the word resonated. >> it's amazing and hopefully we can reach everybody and break the chains of violence. >> san francisco is taking part in the global campaign. in county jail, captain paulson joined inmates. >> i want to make the world better that. is why i'm doing this, today. >> inmates say music and movements are a powerful form of healing. these women part of a recovery program in the jail. >> hopefully today is a better day than yesterday.7(zc i think this is going help me move forward. >> idea of bringing the movement into jails
the city of san francisco and giants have plans for a major re-development project south of at&t park focusing on pier 48 which stands next to at&t park's main parking lot. the chronicle reports that anchor braking will build a restaurant and museum with production and distribution facility. the project will quadruple the output from 120,000 to 600,000 of barrels of beer a year. our reporter will have more on the economic impact of the project in the next half hour. >> ski resort operators expect up to 1.5' of snow on the mountains and many students are on winter break, ski week. skiers and snow board others who spent the holiday weekend in the mountains were able to cruise along on the 12' of snow that fell in december freshened by layers of man made snow they described conditions as firm. that is accurate, i was there, without a significant amount of new snow but that is expected to change going into this weekend. saturday it was very warm so it was never icy. you wished this was more stuff and more friend stuff. >> the "stuff" is on the way. mike? >> a foot new "stuff." a little bi
with a unanimous vote in favor of an emergency 45-day moratorium on any new cafes in the city that sell internet time and offer access to games with cash prizes. right now the city has two of the cafes and the moratorium blocks any new cafes until officials can consider revising the zoning regulations. hayward issued an order to close the clubs. >> in petaluma a high school student was hospitalized with meningitis. officials say the 17-year-old went into the hospital over the weekend with a highly contagious disease. the petaluma high school student is in serious condition but is improving. according to the press democrat the school sent a warning to parents yesterday and family and friend whose have come in contact with the boy are now taking antibiotics. if untreated meningitis can be deadly 50 percent of the time. >> president obama made the first overtures to republicans on immigration reform with phone calls to three key senators. the president called john mccain, graham and rubio, after rubio called a leaked white house immigration plan half baked and seriously flawed. rubio took the presi
a rally is planned at city college of san francisco and members of the save city college of san francisco coalition want the board of trustees to reverse cuts to class and services, staff and faculty saying the board refused to include them in discussions on the accreditation and budget crisis that the school has been undergoing since last few. >> also in san francisco today a board supervisors committee is set to consider two gun control measures proposed by the mayor and supervisor. the "san francisco chronicle" reports that a measure would require ammunition dealers to contact the chief of police when anyone in san francisco buys more than 500 rounds in a single transaction and the other proposal makes it a crime to sell ammunition designated only for law enforcement or military agencies. >> the white house has released first lady michelle obama's official portrait. that is next. >> california said yes to governor brown's tax hike initiative and now the impact it has on his popularity across the state. >> live picture from outside, walnut creek with traffic moving fine. it looks clear
with what we are lending about the shootout. cornell? >> a very, very sad day in santa cruz, a city in mourning mourning the death of two believes killed in the line of document when they came to the home, at north branciforte, the suspect opened fire. they have been combing every inch of the crime scene. we have new video. several cars were reof -- removed from the property, a white luxus with bullet holes. detective sergeant butch baker and his colleague, elizabeth but her lost their lives on tuesday when they responded to the home. they were met with gunfire. the officers were killed. we were overhead minutes later. half an hour later the 35-year-old suspect was spotted and chased by police. he was shot and killed during the pursuit. police chief says his department now is coming to grip with the tragedy. >> there are not words to describe how i feel personally about there and how my department is reacting to this horrific tragedy. >> the chaplains are counseling fellow officers today and through the week while a growing memorial of candles, thousand worries, cards, and prayers n
is definitely a city that knows how to party, this is actually the tenth super bowl they will be hosting. looking forward to hearing from josh. >> it is. >>> also this morning, the gun control battle heats up after the white house releases this photo of the president skeet shooting at camp david on his birthday last august. well, the photo has generated lots of buzz. some people even claiming it was doctored, so how will it play into the red hot gun debate? george stephanopoulos joins us live with more about that. >> some skepticism this morning. >>> and back to football quickly. check this out. this 6-year-old girl went viral crying because she couldn't propose, propose marriage, that is, to her favorite player j.j. watt. coming up we'll show you his extraordinary response and we're going to speak to him live, as well. as we said that is coming up. >>> but we'll start with the breaking news overnight. an ex-navy s.e.a.l. and one of america's best known snipers murdered at a gun range in texas allegedly by a troubled former marine. this comes in the middle of america's debate over gun co
to help fund police development the mayor laid out state of the city address tonight. here's lisa. >>reporter: san jose mayor was quick to set the tone for his annual state of the city address tonight. >> would i love to tell you i'm not going to talk about the budget tonight. wouldn't that be a pleasant change but the budget still our biggest challenge. >>reporter: even though there is a small surplus this year it's still not enough to beef up the city struggling police department. layoffs. low morale and pension reform should returning the department to under 1,000. >> my priority for the coming year is public safety. >>reporter: city crime rate has gone up. last year there were fre 46 homicides. high nest 20 years. mayor promises to add 200 officers over the next two years. but the police officers union wants more. >> people are looking for san jose to pay competitive wage for police officers. market rate is much less at any of the surrounding cities. >>reporter: so really get things back on track the mayor is suggesting a quarter tore half crept sales taichblingts
to help fund police development the mayor laid out state of the city address tonighre's lisa. >>reporter: san jose mayor was quick to set the tone for his annual state of the city address tonight. >> would i love to tell you i'm not going to talk about the budget tonight. wouldn't that be a pleasant change but the budget still our biggest challenge. >>reporter: even though there is a small surplus this year it's still not enough to beef up the city struggling police department. layoffs. low morale and pension reform should returning the department to under 1,000. >> my priority for the coming year is public safety. >>reporter: city crime rate has gone up. last year there were fre 46 homicides. high nest 20 years. mayor promises to add 200 officers over the next two years but the police officers union wants more. >> people are looking for san jose to pay competitive wage for police officers. market rate is much less at any of the surrounding cities. >>reporter: so really get things back on track the mayor is suggesting a quarter tore half crept sales taichblingts 2014 in a plac
. the city of san francisco responded today to that cull and came together. the mayor police chief and district attorney were in the city to show their support. we good to the street party. ♪ . >> this song and dance in front of san francisco city hall is about much more than just a good time. >> this is gathering of 1 billion women and men and all those who love women to strike dance demand end to domestic violence. all forms of violence against women and girls. >> called 1 bill rising and it's a global day of action on this valentine's day. >> came up with a statistics of 1 in every 3 women will be beat raped mutt lateed in their life time and if there are 7 billion in the planet, that's about 1 billion. >> kerry from oakland experienced the veils. >> when i was in high school i was raped. and i felt lake hi nowhere to go and nobody to speak for me. so this is exciting. we have made progress. >>reporter: led by mayor ed lee. >> i am one of the 1 billion rising. >> i will make violence against women and girls a priority of our time. >>reporter: also making it a priority
movement called 1 billion call to action. the city of san francisco responded today to that cull and came together. the mayor police chief and district attorney were in the city to show their support. we good to the street party. ♪ . >> this song and dance in front of san francisco city hall is about much more than just a good time. >> this is gathering of 1 billion women and men and all those who love women to strike dance demand end to domestic violence. all forms of violence against women and girls. >> called 1 bill rising and it's a global day of action on this valentine's day. >> came up with a statistics of 1 in every 3 women will be beat raped mutt lateed in their life time and if there are 7 billion in the planet, that's about 1 billion. >> kerry from oakland experienced the veils. >> when i was in high school i was raped. and i felt lake hi nowhere to go and nobody to speak for me. so this is exciting. we have made progress. >>reporter: led by mayor ed lee. >> i am one of the 1 billion rising. >> i will make violence against women and girls a priority of our time. >>repo
of marijuana. investigators released this photo of a pickup truck. >> in red woothd city police identified a new suspect in a recent home invasion robbery, one of three people expected of ransacking a home of a 79-year-old woman. the other suspect arrested running from the scene, trujillo and a girl may be driving a black volkswagon jetta. >> some simple technology helped police id a man, turns out he was caught ripping off a ups package from the door steps of an alameda home. we're live withc0d more for us now. nick? cool view. >> have you very much this, is to give you an idea of what police used as a crime fighting tool that thief was caught taking a package because the homeowner had a camera and police say that these have helped them fight crime. most online shoppers have backages delivered home. damon is one of them. >> there is larger package and a smaller on top. >> but he can't always be home, thieves know it. take a look. police use this video to identify the man they say stole a package from his home in the middle of the day. >> before he came home, he took the package. >> the ma
being pushed and pulled in kansas city, to this car up in flames after revving the engine trying to get up a hill in kansas. inside the behemoth storm, it looked like this. visibility, probably about a quarter mile. and sounded like that -- there we go. thundersnow. highways were shut down from missouri to kansas. >> just got out of control, lost control, due to the weather condition. >> reporter: scary? >> scary, yes, it is. >> reporter: ice was an issue in parts of arkansas and missouri, where freezing rain made travel dangerous. at the storm's peak, snow fell at an amazing rate, up to three inches per hour. look how quickly it adds up in arkansas on this time lapse video, and engulfs this friendly garden gnome in kansas city. here's where the big snow goes next. parts of the great lakes and northern midwest will get up to a half foot tonight. but back in kansas, farmers say every flake is welcome. so, the water equivalent, probably just about 10 to 1, it's not much bigger than that. will that be good, or -- >> an inch of rain, an inch of water is good, we'll take it. >> reporter: dai
's david wright is in vatican city for us tonight. >> reporter: good evening. tonight, the vatican used the strongest possible language to condemn the news coverage. saying it needs to defend the freedom of the college of cardinals to elect the next pope. the official communique from the holy see made the vatican press corps sound like people trying to rig a papal election. through the centuries, officials s say that the cardinals have faced many kinds of pressure to bend their decisions to a political end. >> today, there's an attempt to do this through public opinion. >> reporter: they have been railing for days about italian news reports claiming they know the contents of a classified internal investigation that the pope received in december. the italian reports without atr atribution, they say the real reason that benedict resigned was because the three investigating cardinals uncovered far more salacious comments. church officials steered the conversation away from the sexual abuse scandal. today in los angeles, cardinal roger mahony testified under oath about allegations that he a
seeing them run this morning. the city is just stream lining public transportation. they want people to have an easy, safe and happy celebration. a hopeful win, a hopeful look forward to a parade here in our fair city. reporting live in san francisco, kira klapper, abc7 news. >> thank you, kira. we do indeed hope there is something to celebrate. you can see lots of red and gold in the streets of new orleans as the 49er faithful make their way to the superdome. that's where abc7 news reporter katie marzullo is joining us live. katie, i know you have run into scores of niner fans there in the big easy. >> they are everywhere, carolyn. i know you are one of them and i have a surprise for you as promised. i got you that 49er t-shirt. actually looks a lot-like this. it might be this one exactly. i might have to go back outism took it because i liked it so much. you have great taste. this is popular among the leads. a lot of people wearing it. also hats, jerseys, beads, t-shirts, every manner of 49er fan is showing share colors in new orleans just in time for the big game. ♪ >> in new or
at mission statement as they were going on. they were joined by sheriff deputies. they made 25 city wide for public drunkenness. there was also an incident of someone starting a fire at 16th and mission streets. officers quickly detained that person. and then police say there were situations of people throwing bottles at officers. sfpd quickly put a stop to that. >> we worked with the other city agent agencies and we are glad we were able to put our plan into place and make sure public safety is number one. unfortunately we did lose tonight and we want our fans to know that we are world class people with world class fans, and we want to show the world that we care about our city. >> the preliminary number is 25 arrests. they should be able to released the final numbers tomorrow or the day after. live in san francisco, lilian kim, abc7 news. >> thank you, lilian so much. and sky 7hd has been checking out the scenes across san francisco tonight. right now looking above the mission. >> we have been flying all over the city since the game ended just making sure we had our eye on any trouble
, i hope you don't mind i sat down. i don't mean i am tired, everyone is tired, but the city, new orleans, feels like it got the wind kicked out of it if you are a 49er fan. we are at the cafe, the coffee is a necessity so that needed to happen. the bengneits look delicious but there is no joy. fans last night at the superdome having a good time, super decked out for the game, with so much hope going into the game and so much love and support for the 49ers. it was a great game and that is the sentiment from fans we talked with. >> it was a good game. it started off rough and they started to catch up and it was so close. >> did you thing they had it in. >> yes, i think they did. we thought they did. >> did they blow it? >> no. >> the superdome blew a fuse, so to speak and they say it was something to do with the system that caused the power outage but the lights are on here at the cafe and there are raven fans. i talked with them. they admit it was a great game and the 49ers made them very nervous but they are deleader rouse because they have not gone home yet this morning. live in
in the bay area. san francisco police say half the robberies in the city are now cell phone robberies. people are distracted using their cell phones are more vulnerable. there was a hearing on what is being done to prevent the crime. currently, the district attorney is in talk with the industry to track phones or how to make the products less valuable. >> facebook users get an error message trying to track their friends. >> rescuers had no obligation to pull a man to safety from the water in 2011. >> we are back. we have live doppler 7 hd tracking showers moving through san jose and santa clara valley and gilroy. they are sliding to the southeast and they are dissipating in the northern section of the bay area. in the south bay you will deal with the showers the next couple of hours. temperatures under clouds in the low-to-mid 50's. as we head forward in time we will see temperatures slowly migrating to where they should be with a dry push tomorrow mid-to-upper 50's and mid-50's to 60 with sun on sunday and mid-50's to the coast and low 50's for the rest of us. sue? >> in fremont, we have an
, but protesters have strongly objected to his stop-and-frisk tactics used in those cities saying the practice leads to racial profiling they they have decide today keep him out of the spotlight. today's meeting take place in the performing arts center at holy name university from 3:00 to 5:00 this afternoon. >>> also new this morning fremont res lengths may see or hear helicopters around auto park parkway this afternoon at emergency crews get trained for a natural disaster. fire and police and hundreds of military personnel will be involved. it's a six hour drill called operation rolling chaos. it would be held at often tech education in fremont from 8:00 this morning to 2:00 this morning. it involves a dozen cars, buses, ambulances and three helicopters. nearly 500 military personnel will practice coordinating rescues with police and fire departments in a simulated flood scenario. >>> coming up, back to court. we will tell you why former giants slugger barry bonds will be back in federal court this week. and after months of problems, the boeing dream liner is put to the test in washington st
and debris. the city considers the couple's home a public nuisance. there are broken allowances and furniture and old carpets and paint cans. family has been working on a remodel for decades and battling the city for as long. san mateo officials say the property is a safety hazard especially the supposed insulation and wiring. if they do not fix the violations city workers will go in and do it for them and send the owners the bill. >> it is 5:14. a mild morning here in the bay area and i was looking with sympathy at those people in mobile, alabama, and the reporter looked cold. >> and it will be cooler but it will stay dry as we head through the holiday week. coming up on 5:15 and from the east bay hills camera at emeryville to san francisco, clear sky there. we will move on to live doppler 7 hd covering bay area you can see how dry it is on radar and the lack of clouds this morning. temperatures yesterday, check this out, we ran in the 60's to low 70's in oakland and the scene airport at 71 was a record high temperature. we may hit that again today with most of our records in the upper 70's.
were rushed to san jose hospitals last night after their large s.u.v. rolled in the city's terrace hill neighborhood. our media partner, san jose news, reports three of them had significant injuries. the crash happened shortly after 10:00. no other vehicles were involved. rescuers say there's any sign of alcohol being involved, but there were obvious signs the s.u.v. was speeding. >>> a santa clara man is accused of threatening a state senator and he is now charged with ten felonies. everett did not enter a plea during his first court appearance yesterday. the 45-year-old is accused of e-mailing a death threat to the state senator because of his efforts to tighten gun control laws. they searched the man's house for a fourth straight day yesterday. multiple weapons were seized. the man will be back in court next week. >>> this morning a teacher is accused of stealing from her own students. it happened in linden which is west of stockston. the teacher was caught in the act on this cell phone video. you can see the teacher going through a pink backpack. she appears to find money and take i
hospitals last night after their large s.u.v. rolled in the city's terrace hill neighborhood. our media partner, san jose news, reports three of them had significant injuries. the crash happened shortly after 10:00. no other vehicles were involved. rescuers say there's no sign of alcohol being involved, but there were obvious signs the s.u.v. was speeding. >>> a santa clara man is accused of threatening a state senator and he is now charged with ten felonies. everett did not enter a plea during his first court appearance yesterday. the 45-year-old is accused of e-mailing a death threat to the state senator because of his efforts to tighten gun control laws. investigators searched the man's house for a fourth straight day yesterday. they have seized multiple weapons. the man will be back in court next week. >> coming up, the lavish items jesse jackson junior he and his wife bought with campaign funds. also marin county gets a piece of military machinery that we are used to seeing in war zones. why the sheriff says it's a why the sheriff says it's a necessity. [ male announcer ] with citi
in tomorrow. >> on the day the city celebrates, san francisco cut the ribbon on what will be the new $90 million cruise ship terminal. >> who could have an issue here? >> who else but neighbors? people that live on telegraph hill? behind me, you see the building. it becomes san francisco's new cruise ship terminal. in the meantime, however, there will be concerts on the area here. neighbors on telegraph hill worried about noise. >> i have been contacted by some people in the neighborhood in the last three days. they want to set up a picket line on the america's cup. >> the problem being a series of summer concerts. telegraph hill residents expect aid few of them for small crowds but last week learning the city had plans to make the concert permanent when asking the mayor about it today, he seemed unphased. >> well... we'll work with communicating on the concerts. i think locals would love to experience that. >> residents want to know why should they bother? concerts would be less than a block away. >> if they can just turn it that, would be helpful. >> not if you flif oakland. >> well...
tell players look. you're coming into new orleans there is a lot of distractions. it's a party city. stay out of trouble. don't say anything you're going to regret. don't do anything you're going to regret, then, have you young chris culliver walks into it and you get a story that is broken out. now, as mentioned he was surrounded by reporters and yes, did he apologize. >> i'm sorry i offended anyone that. was very ugly comments. it's not what i feel in my heart. i can hopefully learn and grow from this situation. >> in addition to trying to put out the fire today, 49ers owner jed york addressed a number of other topics. 49ers at one point hosting a super bowl in the baif area, construction is underway. that is pro jektd to be completed for 2014 season. nfl announced 2016 super bowl will be played either in santa clara or miami. now, it's just a matter of time before the bay area hosts >> due to the sound check i did not feel comfortable taking a right after this skpik wanted to make him, and my country proud. >> as for the big game she's not revealing about the show or who might be
the murder weapon. >> searches in mexico city found two more bodies in the rubble of a building damage by a blast. the discovery raises the toll to thrive from thursday's explosion at the offices of mexico's state run oil giant a. 121 people were hurt and two are sometime missing. investigators are trying to determine if the blast was an accident, negligence or an attack. >> the super bowl is one of the biggest parties of the year, whether you celebrate or not it could affect you today. we will tell you how. >> we have the super bowl commercials and our favorites and next a new survey reroles which w >> a study suggests it gets better for gay teens being bullied. as they got older the name-calling and violence faced by lesbian and gay and bisexual teens dropped off. more than half of 4,100 teens were bullied but by age 19 it was less than 10 percent. this appears online. >> bosses take note, you may see more workers coming in late or calling in shock. what a shot. thank the super bowl. more or sick or late today than any other day. over four million will be late to work. an -- absences
to their city today. baltimore honoring the tweem a parade in the morning. this is marking the second time they won the super bowl also they won in 2000 and ravens never won super bowl when known as cleveland browns. john harbaugh is feeling his brother's pain. today, elder harbaugh spoke about how difficult the end of the game handshake was for him. >> toughest moment was walking across the field. and if you can imagine, you feel he'llation and devastation. and i'm still feeling it. >> he calls him the best coach in the league. >> 49ers loss may have had a lot to do with the calmness that prevailed but big police presence may have had a lot to do with it. abc 7 news joins us live with the reaction that is positive. some drivers whose cars were towed. >> you're right. they were angry and surprised and i'll get to that soon. but first, police say they were absolutely prepared for the worst and officers were on the streets, even before this game ended. i guess we'll never know what would have happened i was a peaceful evening. last night, it was nothing like this in the mission district. not
years in the opening contract talks with the city. the pay increase being proposed include restoring the 10 percent pay cuts they accepted to help limit layoffs during record budget deficits. leaders indicated they would support modest raises but the police officers association argues that bigger raises are needed to keep officers from leaving the department. the union has called for opening negotiations to the public. >> the boy scouts of america board could vote whether to lit a long-term policy that excludes gay members and leaders. the executive board is wrapping up three days of meetings today at the headquarters in texas. the proposal would allow individual scout troops to decide how they want to address the issue, a conservative group in texas organized a prayer vigil this morning, and the organization is expected to issue a statement either way. >> the nasdaq could pay millions over the social media company facebook's botched initial public offering. the "wall street journal" reports that nasdaq is in talks with the government to pay $5 million in penalties which is only 1 pe
, the gutters. citibank popmoney. easier banking. standard at citibank. >>> from new york city, this is "nightline" with bill weir. >> good evening. thank you for joining us tonight. today a high-stakes manhunt is intensifying in california as police there scour the los angeles area in search of the man who allegedly killed three people in a revenge-motivated shooting rampage. but this is no ordinary manhunt. because the man police are looking for was once a cop himself. he is armed, dangerous, and equipped with the same training as those tracking him down. abc's david wright has the latest. >> reporter: new images of fugitive christopher dorner taken by surveillance cameras. the trouble is they were not taken today. this was two weeks ago in irvine, not far from where monica kwan and her fiance keith lawrence were murdered last sunday, the last photos taken of dorner before he disappeared. signs like these, armed and dangerous, are on every freeway here in southern california. police hoping that someone will spot him. but so far, no one has. the last tangible clue where dorner
has city officials asking. why there were 39 rapes reported in berkfully 201. the most in the last five years. up 95% from 2011. the jump in numbers may not indicate more crimes but better support for victims leading to a higher rate of reporting assaults. many cases involve students at uc berkeley. >> we're very concerned because it looks like the vast majority of the sexual assaults are commit by acquaintances, a former dating relationships and this is quite concerning to us. we also see the role that alcohol has in many of these reported assaults. >> police say the majority of attacks happened offcampus at parties in the surrounding neighborhoods where an estimated 35,000 students live. >> residents in oakland are saying enough is enough and want something done about escalating crime in the city. lisa amin gulezian is live in oakland where hundreds of people came together looking for solutions. lisa? >> lisa: that is very true. right now happening is -- it's called a salon solution, and there are people inside of this middle school in east oakland and they're talking bat lot of
one 80 calorie chocolate cereal. ♪ chocolate. >> daly city, dublin, los gatos, and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> good morning, 4:42. a picture from st. peter's square where we have shocking, stunning news that came out overnight. pope benedict xvi announced he would resign february 28. that means the senior cardinals will have to meet to elect a new pope before the end of march. live pictures from the vatican. he will be the first pontiff to do this in 600 years emphasizing that caring out the duties of pope require strength in body, strength of mind, and he can no longer do it. amy has local reaction to the news and she will have more in the next hour. we will have new developments in the breaking news story and on our website at abc7news.com. >> more than 4,000 passengers and crew are stranded on a carnival cruise ship in the middle of the gulf of mexico. a fire in the engine room caused a power outage sending the ship adrift. this is the shift before the port in texas on thursday. a backup generator is providing limited electricity and a tugboat steams to the ship and it
after leading new york city. they set sail on new year's eve. the mazaratti easily broke the record set in 1998. the yacht saigd around cape horn at the tip of south america, ending at the golden gate bridge, total of 13,225 miles. >> still ahead, sea rescue caught on video. a kayaker spots a doll feign -- dolphin in trouble. >> a pleasant warm day is coming to an end, and unfortunately so is the sunny weather. >> now, here's david muir with a look at what is ahead on world news at 5:30. >> coming up tonight right here on world news, what turned into into a modern day gold rush, how much for the piece of meteor that came crashing into the earth. and we'll take a look at the image of the shooting star in san francisco last night. and the latest on the storm moving across the country, and then this plane crash caught on tape. the view from inside the >>> a surprise today at the gas pump for many drivers. prices across the bay area increased an average of three cents overnight. i paid 4.17 today. aaa reports the average price for a gallon of regular in oakland is 4.02, san jose, 4.05. san
injuries she received after being hit bay muni bus in daly city. the accident happened at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. it involved the number 18, 46th avenue bus. the woman was hit by the back of the bus when she was in a crosswalk. family members say the woman died after being taken to the hospital thump muni driver will undergo standard drug and alcohol testing. >> new tonight. the search is on for a man wanted for two random attacks against women in san francisco's mission district. take a good look at these sketches of the suspect. police say the one on the left was based on a description given by a woman attacked february 2nd. she says the map walked past her and suddenly began punking her. the other sketch is based on ai attack jen january 6th. the victim says the man threw her down and slammed her head against the sidewalk. police ask anyone with any information to give them a call. >>> a small but vocal group protested against sap perhaps' ban on public nudity. the demonstration targeted supervisor scott weeper, he rote in the nudity ban. the protesters feel the ban violates their c
hub far from silicon valley. >> we talk about being founded by founders, and every city in mrs. has a core strength of having been built largely by entrepreneurs. >> the goal, bringing young companies together on a campus of sorts, creating a community among them and helping them find ways to maximize the city around them, rather than leave home base. >> silicon valley has awesome assets unique too that ecosystem. we -- it's all about how to build a community that derives from the assets. >> a concept budding entrepreneurs can apply in the city. >> ama: let's get to leigh glaser for a check on the weather and how soon it will be changing. >> leigh: at it going to be changing in the next 24 hours as colder air will start to move in and, yes, the rain returns this upcoming work week. here's a look at live doppler 7 hd. no returns so all is clear. beautiful shots from the high definition mt. tamalpais camera. you may have noised today we were -- noticed we were done as much as six degrees, santa rose sacks yesterday 70s, today, the pie 55. concord, flipped to 66 degrees. san jose, 63.
in the bay area where in the past few weeks at least 10 cities have been hit by burglars or home invasion robbers. ama dates is in belmont live with the tricks the thieves are using to hit homes now. ama? >> the trick is by no means sophisticated, but it tells the burglar no one is home, but today it goes as planned. >> it was 9:30 this morning on a quiet belmont street when an 86-year-old woman heard her door bell. >> it was a split level house and she was coming from an upper level and it took her awhile to get to the door. >> when she finally got to the door, no one was there. but she heard a sound in the basement and went to check it out. >> when she opened the door to the stirwell, the burglar was standing at the top of the stairs. both were surprised. she challenged him and asked what he was doing in her house and he turned and ran back down the stairs and fled from the house. >> the door bell was part of a ruse. one that was used in the area in the past few months. the department even put out this youtube video of what it might look like. >> if you answer they will be offering gard
in vatican city yesterday as rumors swirled over the reason behind his sudden resignation. he gave thanks to an estimated 100,000 in st. peter's square. on thursday he is the first pope to resign in 600 years. italian newspapers speculate he is resigning because of sex and blackmail scandal that will be made public. >> affleck's argo won best picture and two other categories. >> everyone in the movie, did anything with the movie gets thanks. >> he looked excited, don't you think? the film of the 1979 daring rescue of american hostages in iran won for adapted screenplay. >> the biggest night was filled with surprises. now we show you what it is like to be at the oscars. >> the oscar goes to..."argo." the first lady announced it from the white house in an oscar season that saw the favorite change weekly. >> like trying to analyze waves. >> hope the wave goes your way. >> it was a show that had memorable moments including this one that will go viral but jennifer lawrence just won best actor. >> what happened? look at my dress? what do you mean? i tried to walk up the stairs in this dress. >>
. >>> >>> from new york city, this is "nightline" with bill weir. >> good to be with you tonight, thanks for joining us. imagine this as a plotline for "ocean's 14." clooney, pitt and the gang turn their thieving skills towards a really juicy target, the supermarket. as crazy as it sounds, organized shoplifting rings are now selling milk, tide, and razor blades on the black market to the tune of $30 billion a year, enough to inspire retailers to form specialized undercover units. abc's nick watt went along with one of them for a bust. >> reporter: we used to call it shoplifting, but now it's so much more. >> i've seen a person pull a razor blade and cut put. >> it could be nothing, it could be something. >> reporter: it's highly organized doing big business. there's even an acronym. o.r.c. organized retail crime. >> it's just like a fortune 500 company. all this is just organized. >> reporter: it costs the retail industry more than $30 billion a year. >> everything from meat to razors to milk. >> reporter: milk? >> yeah. you name it. >> reporter: tide detergent, current hot target. expen
. >> after getting a taste of chicago's famous pizza, oscar stopped in stimulus, kansas city, houston, dallas, and is in tee -- phoenix. >> you can suggest where they take oscar while in phoenix. the golden statue will travel across the desert here to hollywood in time for oscar sunday. >> don't forget abc7 is the only place to watch the oscars february 24, you can countdown to the big night with our official oscars app, the back stage pass features the best access with more than a dozen cameras streaming video behind the seens and from the red carpet. the app is available for iphone, ipad, droid, and kindle fire. >> san francisco artist who have been playing old piano on a half moon bay bluff ended, literally, in a blaze of glory. he set the baby grand piano on fire as a finale before the city shut him down. >> this is to bring people together. it is wonderful. the burning of the piano...it is challenging...to see it go up in smoke but i had a couple ideas and i feel good. >> he set the piano on fire and kept playing as it started burning. the city says he didn't have the proper permits to c
across the city. >> the growth happened with out some of the permits from the city today was the first deadline to remedy that. >> the clock is ticking down for lanld use. the art school is in 41 different buildings but has yet to complete an environmental impact report. san francisco planning commission gave the school deadlines which if not met would result in fines totalling $26,000. the school tripled in size from 6800 students to 18,000 in 2011. it has student housing spread across 12 different neighborhoods. the school met one deadline on thursday and expected to meet another today. one bench mark is appointing an academy representative with authority to deal with code violations. the university faces $6500 in fines per day if deadlines are not met. >> san francisco super county is cutting jobwliç, planning to cut up to two dozen positions in the south san francisco and san mateo branches. cuts are going to happen as early as july. the county says the budget has been slashed. >> another sunny day. and warmer as deal. >> djs used to say the hits just keep on coming. it was a stun
, the death toll is rising following an explosion in mexico city. at least 25 people were killed and more than 100 hurt after a blast ripped through the headquarters of a state-run oil company. three stories of the building were affected. the blast occurred in the basement of the building. investigators are not sure what caused it. >>> we're also tracking new developments in alabama, where the hostage standoff is entering its fourth day. the gunman and the 5-year-old boy he kidnapped remain in an underground bunker stocked with supplies. ne gauche yarts talking with 65-year-old suspect jimmy lee dykes through a ventilation pipe. they do not believe the boy, who is autistic, has been harmed. dykes allegedly grabbed the boy after shooting his school bus driver on tuesday. >>> now the shuffle going on in president obama's cabinet. it usually happens at the start of a second term. today, the focus is on the foreign policy team. tahman bradley is watching the ever-changing lineup and joins us from washington with more. hi, tahman. >> reporter: hey, rob and sunny. a lot of action with president obam
the cause of death. they say the girl lived in sasoon city, but attended school in fairfield. >> they indicated that she had last been seen in the morning getting on a bus to go to school. normally she would return about 4:20 and she didn't. that's when they became concerned. >> early on police got a tip from this man who says he saw something strange as he drove by the park around 5:00 a.m. >> and i see a car parked on the parking lot facing in our direction here. and there was a large man standing in front of it. he was just standing there. it just looked odd to me. >> police say there were also two cameras, surveillance cameras on both ends of the park. what those cameras captured could solve this case. reporting live in fairfield, alan wang, abc7 news. >> alan, thank you. >>> twitter has been hacked. the san francisco company said 250,000 customers had e-mail addresses and pass words stolen. twitter canceled the pass words and is advising users on how to create new ones on its website. bank of america's on-line telephone and mobile banking services crashed big time today.
indicating the cause of death. they say the girl lived in sasoon city, but attended school in fairfield. >> they indicated that she had last been seen in the morning getting on a bus to go to school.she would r normally she would return about 4:20 and she didn't. that's when they became concerned. >> early on police got a tip from this man who says he saw something strange as he drove by the park around 5:00 a.m. >> and i see a car parked on the parking lot facing in our direction here. and there was a large man standing in front of it. he was just standing there. it just looked odd to me. >> police say there were also two cameras, surveillance cameras on both ends of the park. what those cameras captured could solve this case. reporting live in fairfield, alan wang, abc7 news. >> alan, thank you. >>> twitter has been hacked. the san francisco company said 250,000 customers had e-mail addresses and pass words stolen. twitter canceled the pass words and is advising users on how to create new ones on its website. bank of america's on-line telephone and mobile banking services crashed big
the site is a good thing for stit. >> the city is looking for a way to sell stadium seats to fans. the 49ers will start playing at their new stadium by the 2014 season. >> no charges for giants loser sergio romo, the district attorney confirmed will.dg not prosecute romo for an incident in las vegas international airport. police removed him after a dispute on new year's day. the tsa and las vegas police say he lacked proper identification to clear security check point. >> facebook's new app could prove controversial. we're learning about google's new glasses. >> good afternoon. sources tell bloomberg face book is working on an app meant to help people find friends nearby and could be available by the middle of the month. the app may help the company in the quest to generate profit it's likely to fuel the /7ák advocates forw#'1÷ not doig enough to keep user data confidential. fox con is encouraging employees to vote in independent nunin elections after apple joined the fair labor association.szc an audit identified 50 violations in factories. ora cell making another acquisition but the
to be swift, heavy and dangerous. >> stay off the streets of our city. basically, stay home. >> reporter: the storm already struck the midwest, blanketing chicago with snow and leaving cars in ditches in wisconsin. along the densely i-95 corridor from new york, boston and beyond, preparations are under way. crews across the region loaded up salt trucks and are ready to hit the road. >> it will probably be a long four days, which is tough on anybody. >> reporter: no doubt, there is a lot of work ahead. new york has 6,300 miles of streets to plow. >> we have more than 250,000 tons of salt on-hand. >> reporter: in new jersey, residents brace for the storm, even though they haven't recovered from the devastation left behind by superstorm sandy. >> trying to batten down the hatches here, if any storms are coming. the last one ruined us totally. >> reporter: new england residents rushed out to stock up on essentials. >> this is panic shopping. so, bread, milk, a snow shovel in case our snow shovel breaks. >> reporter: the fire department was even called into a supermarket in salem, massachuset
's day, head on over to miami. it's 82 degrees. >> not a bad call. that's a sexy city. not a bad holiday. >>> well, they've been staying out of the spotlight for a week. but today, the winners of virginia's $217 million powerball jackpot are coming forward. >> the lucky ticket was bought at a self-service lottery machine at richmond's airport, which means that the winner could have -- could have been anywhere. but it turns out that they were nearby all along. a virginia couple. >> that's a lot of roses. >> a lot of money. >> enjoy it. >>> coming up, the most dependable cars on the road. the new rankings that are just out. >>> and they're making official today a major merger in the airline industry. but what does it mean to travelers? >>> plus, some disappointing news for all the -- lady gaga's little monsters. she will not be on the stage again anytime soon. ñcñ?xús1@ú? >>> welcome back, everybody. it is clear skies for another airline megamerger. we are expecting an announcement today that american airlines and u.s. airways will join, creating the world's largest carrier. their boar
school to help climbing enrollment. our media partner reports the menlo park city school district could re-open the former o'connor school on elliott drive this time for 2014 school year. right now a private school leases the campus. the school district is projecting 8 percent rise in enrollment the next 10 years and a meeting will take place next week. a san bruno elementary school will close the scene end of the school year after a battle to save it fell short. the school board debated until midnight before voting to chose the elementary school to ease a $1.5 million deficit. it was located at site of the 2010 deadly gas explosion. it was not closed last year because the kids had been too much. only 65 students attend the school. some will be transferred to a mile away at beyond muir elementary. >> a controversial pill women take to prevent pregnancy. but, first, a valentine's day protest by same-sex marriage couples. >> we have 680, tail lights headed southbound, and traffic volume is picking up, and traffic is weather, together, next. >> we are back at ten minutes after the hour, wi
and wyoming. >> teens from fargo to minneapolis. 28 in the windy city. 48 in beantown. 50s from atlanta to the big easy. >>> it's okay to check your 401(k) statements again. balances are at an all-time high. >>> and are the pennies' days finally numbered? >>> and the breaking story shocker overnight. a meteorite falling in russia. we'll be right back. >>> and welcome back, everybody. well, toyota is paying up. the automaker says it will pay $29 million to dozens of states as part of a new settlement over recalls. those states claim that toyota sales notified customers promptly about sudden acceleration problems. toyota says it will give its american executives more decisionmaking power. >>> have you checked your 401(k) balance lately? the average balance rose 12% in the last year to just over $77,000. that includes 20-somethings. the average for those age 55 and older is $143,000. and it's higher for those who have been with the same plan for ten years. that's about $100,000 higher. >>> the irs wishes the taxpayers would show a little more patience. the tax agency says the where's my re
fell yesterday. nobody was hurt. one woman said it sounded like an explosion. >> the city is moving to shut down internet cafes promising cash prizes for users. >> the city council will consider changing it's zoning laws to ban those so called sweep stakes cafes entirely. >> nick smith has more for us. >> alameda county ordered some cafes to shut down. the bureau of gambling control called some of!fww the cave yaiz illegal gambling operations but one owner i've spoken with said not so fast, willing to go to court to make the case. when you think internet cafe you may think of people sipping coffee and working on a computer, but this supervisor says some businesses like these are offering more than lattes. >> this is not what these are. these are internet gambling sites. >> and if you look in there, everyone is doing online. >> cafes that have been deemed illegal gamblingbp6r operation business state and local officials are being targeted provides skirt laws. they accuse of cafes selling internet and offer cash prizes. >> ron doyle owns and operates met connection in san lower yenzo
wages. the city attorney says workers were required to work more than 60 hours per week for about $4 an hour. investigators say workers not being paid full wages should not be afraid to report this. >> it's a benefit to we hope, all low-wage workers out there and hope it provides encouragement that you can get what is owd to you. >> this is the largest wage theft settlement ever in, san francisco. >> more than 100 students just wrapped up a noisy march and rally in city death, demanding the board reverse cuts to classes and teachers and get a loan to avoid more cuts. city college is rushing to meet a march 15th deadline to keep accreditation and must show kit control, rather take control of the budget. city college spokesperson says the school cannot afford to take on more loan autos san francisco city attorney herera is front and center in the potentially landmark case of same-sex marriage rights. >> herera arguing proposition 8 is unconstitution skbral should be overturned. the state ballot measure passed in 2008 banning marriage for same-sex couples, advocates hope the case wil
background checks for gun buyers. slogan is protect children, the city is joining in the first ever gun buy back program this weekend. you're looking at live pictures in palo alto. >> a san jose police officer being called a hero tonight after jumping into action off the job, on his way to get a marriage license. he stopped an armed robbery. he noticed a scuffle. a woman was being robbed on the car as they approached. >> we look and we can see a scuffle going on. she told me don't get involved. >> guilty. they said i vit under control. he jumped into action. >> the 17 year veteran held the suspect until bartmxpolice took her into custody. now, the victim was not harmed. if it sounds like out of a movie it could be. his father was in "a leein". >> spending cuts could mean delays and more bears to your camp ground. still coming up a congressman walks in your shoes learning what cuts could mean to the local economy. >> also tonight space-age technology going under grouchbltd a robot looking for laekz keeping neighborhoods safe. >> politics behind academy wards. film critic explains why the fil
leave this city without permission. his coach said we won't see pistorius competing anytime soon. but he does hope to meet with him as early as monday, to at least start talking about getting him back into training, as a way to clear his head during the difficult months ahead. after four days of riveting testimony, oscar pistorius' family cried for joy, relieved this morning, that he is no longer in jail, after the magistrate's two-hour ruling. >> i've come to the conclusion that the accused has made a case to be released on bail. >> reporter: defense attorneys for the 26-year-old olympian convinced the court that the double-amputee track star is not a flight risk. in part, because his legs require frequent medical attention. pistorius faces charges of premeditated murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp. he said it was an accident, that he mistook her for an intruder. >> we know oscar's version that is the truth. and that will prevail in the coming court cases. >> reporter: during closing arguments, prosecutors said, pistorius' explanation of why and how h
them, they are big with thieves, time that's why the new york police -- the new york city police department is creating a special unit just to track down stolen apple products. city officials say nearly 4,000 more iphones and ipads were stolen in twelve than the year before. the cop will work to return twices and return them to their owners. >>> in of the best wine it's made in the napa valley. some places it's catching more than $700 a bottle. vic lee as more on the names behind the labels and why most local wine lovessers won't get a chance to buy them. >> what does this retired nba star from china have in common with one of the biggest video game makers? answer? they both started their own wineries in napa. yao ming was introduced to red wines at the steakhouses he frequented while playing for the houston rockets. >> we do have a lot of beef over there. and obviously a steak and red wine is very good combo. it's very good for peoples enjoying, enjoy the life with those two. >> kenzo tsujimuto is the head of video game company capcom. he's a long time wine lover and he's been t
york city police department is creating a special unit just to track down stolen apple products. city officials say nearly 4,000 more iphones and ipads were stolen in twelve than the year before. the cop will work to return twices and return them to their owners. >>> some of the best wine in the world is made in the napa valley. some places it's catching more than $700 a bottle. vic lee as more on the names behind the labels and why most local wine lovers won't get a chance to buy them. >> what does this retired nba star from china have in common with one of the biggest video game makers? answer? they both started their own wineries in napa. yao ming was introduced to red wines at the steakhouses he frequented while playing for the houston rockets. >> we do have a lot of beef over there. and obviously a steak and red wine is very good combo. it's very good for peoples enjoying, enjoy the life with those two. >> kenzo tsujimuto is the head of video game company capcom. he's a long-time wine lover and he's been to california on business for some 30 years. >> napa wine, i came to realize
the couple. a $3,000 reward has been off erred. >> a tri-city gun buyback was so popular many people were left hanging on to guns they no longer wanted. the event involved palo alto, east palo alto, and menlo park. police paid hundred for hand guns and 300 for assault weapons. one man collected $1,400. >> a duck hunter, and i've been hunting since i was ten years old. a lot of these rifles and shotguns, we department use -- you don't use rifles for duck hunts but i also deer hunt. i just decided don't want to collect guns anymore. >> in palo alto, the group, protect the children, which raised the money for the buyback, held an antigun rally. the pa $2,000 collected was gone in two and a half hours, leaving many people in line what wanted to sell their guns. >> san francisco fire crews are credited with stopping a house fire that raced through this house. one person was rescued from the second level of the home and was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >>> let's head right to meteorologist leigh glaser for the check on weather
and is working with the local authorities to find the couple. a $3,000 reward has been off erred. >> a tri-city gun buyback was so popular many people were left hanging on to guns they no longer wanted. the event involved palo alto, east palo alto, and menlo park. police paid hundred for hand guns and 300 for assault weapons. one man collected $1,400. >> a duck hunter, and i've been hunting since i was ten years old. a lot of these and shotguns, we department use -- you don't use rifles for duck hunts but i also deer hunt. i just decided don't want to collect guns anymore. >> in palo alto, the group, protect the children, which raised the money for the buyback, held an antigun rally. the pa $2,000 collected was gong many people in line what wanted to sell their guns. >> san francisco fire crews are credited with stopping a house fire that raced through this house. one person was rescued from the second level of the home and was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >>> let's head right to meteorologist leigh glaser for the check on wea
the plains. heavy snow into kansas city. that snow extending towards chicago. amid chicago, three to six inches in the chicago area. most of this has fallen, though, by the time is said and done. the snow ends here through the morning through kansas city. likely over a foot. this snow then extends towards the northeast, into wednesday. rob and diana, back to you. >> thanks, jim. appreciate that. keep it here for the latest forecast, coming up in just a little while on "good morning america." >>> in other news this morning, the president travels to virginia today to highlight the impact of those looming budget cuts on the defense industry. yesterday, he spoke to the nation's governors on that very same issue. but top republican leaders accuse the president of simply trying to scare americans. abc's karen travers reports from washington. >> reporter: congress has a major deadline looming on friday. and president obama says it's time to put politics aside. >> at some point, we have to do some governing. >> reporter: if lawmakers don't come up with an alternative plan, $85 billion in automat
alive. >> you'll hear from one city council member about plans for first friday. >> a student set up a sting to catch the person who had been stealing from backpacks says she's shocked by who was caught on camera. this happened east of stockton. a sophomore hid inside of a locker using a cell phone to record video. this after a rash of thefts from student backpacks. she ended up getting video of her teacher. >> it was tough to believe she was doing that. she was such a nice teacher. and... i liked her. but i couldn't believe she was doing that. we thought it was a student, blaming each other. >> the accused teacher who is not being identified is now on administrative leave pending an investigation. >> happening now in san francisco sky 7 hd shows crews working to repair a water main break and the sink hole that created from it. >> it caused a huge mess this morning. on 15th avenue, homes were flooded. abc 7 news has more from the neighborhood. >> a new pipe should be laid ind6pz and functioning tonight. road repairs taking until tomorrow night. water rushed out of a broken 16 inch un
. >>> reserved seating only for the address to the city. it included the crime problem and the need for more than 200 officers. the police force is targeting the most violent people in the city. more civilians she says will be taking police reports so that officers can spend more time fighting crime. she says the newest, most diverse police academy is already in training. >> it means for 200 more officers basically $73 million for the budget. now what does that mean? >> it is going to take something big. it will probably take a tax measure. that's the kind of thing that we really need to talk about. >> quan did not talk about how much more they will have to shell out for more police officers. public safety makes up 50% of the city's budget. mayor quan says residents will have to make some tough decisions this year. >>> smoke filled the skies after a fire broke out in a home. the fire started around 5:20. one person was hurt, but the injuries appear to be minor we are glad to tell you. as you can see from sky 7hd, they had to cut holes to battle the fire. we the helicopter shots and we may get to
to the city. the addr it included the crime problem and the need for more than 200 officers. the police force is targeting the most violent people in the city. more civilians she says will be taking police reports so that officers can spend more time fighting crime. she says the newest, most diverse police academy is already in training. >> it means for 200 more officers basically $73 million for the budget. now what does that mean? >> it is going to take something big. it will probably take a tax measure. that's the kind of thing that we really need to talk about. >> quan did not talk about how much more they will have to shell out for more police officers. public safety makes up 50% of the cudget. mayor quan says residents will have to make some tough decisions this year. >>> smoke filled the skies after a fire broke out in a home. the fire started around 5:20. one person was hurt, but the injuries appear to be minor we are glad to tell you. as you can see from sky 7hd, they had to cut holes to battle the fire. we the helicopter shots and we may get to those. investigators are still trying
saying something. >>> josh, we have the scary explosion in kansas city. >> we do have breaking news to get to. but today, it follows the best news of all. we love you. welcome back. we're going to turn, now, to kansas city and that massive explosion you saw at the top of the show. it leveled part of a shopping complex in kansas city. police, right now, are searching for any people who might still be trapped in the rubble. abc's alex perez has been on the scene all night and joins us now with the very latest. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, josh. and welcome back, robin. right here in kansas city, at least one person remains unaccounted for. investigators are using cadaver dogs to help them comb through this debris. it was dinnertime when this explosion turned everything upside-down. witnesses say the massive fireball, which engulfed an entire city block, could be seen for miles. the explosion, rattling windows blocks away. >> everything shook. and it was -- you could feel it, almost as much as you could hear it. it was, by far, the biggest explosion i'd ever felt in m
with news out of the city. former new york city mayor ed koch has died. he was the face of the city in the '80s. known worldwide for a feisty style and for helping to rescue new york from near financial ruin. he died this morning. he was 88 years old. >>> we turn now to the price of gas, about to set a record for this time of the year. numbers out this morning have shown that prices have risen 13 cents in the last two weeks. the national average, $3.46 per gallon. you can blame a slowdown at refineries and the rising cost of crude oil. >>> and we're getting our first major read how the economy is faring thus far. 157,000 jobs were created. fewer than the economists had expected. the unemployment ticked up slightly. raising from 7.8% to 7.9%. >>> and a $30,000 reward is now being offered following the brazen murder of an assistant district attorney near dallas. mark hasse was ambushed by a masked gunman, shot five times while walking into court. investigators believe he may have been targeted for investigating the aryan brotherhood. >>> we have a developing story south of the border.
is in midland city, alabama, once again this morning. gio? >> reporter: dan, good morning. this is now day five of this hostage standoff, it's happening just behind that white building that you see there. now, today, we're getting the details about how it all started from the children who were there and saw it all happen. this morning, a photo of the man who police said launched a dramatic hostage standoff. jimmy lee dykes has been holding a 5-year-old named ethan against his will in an underground bunker since tuesday. communicating with negotiators through the pipe. >> i looked up and he's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. >> reporter: it all started when dykes stormed onto this school bus, killed the driver and kidnapped the child. >> he said, i'll kill you all. he said, i just want two kids. >> reporter: they were on that bus. they said that dykes got on and gave the driver what appeared to be a gift of broccoli and a note and then demanded two children. >> the bus driver kept saying, just please get off the bus. he said, no. so, he just tried to back up and he pulled o
. >> since we have kids of our own, just to think about what this poor girl might have gone through. >> city police say the girl in her early teens was reported missing yesterday evening around 5:30. around twelve hours later her naked body was discovered at allen whit park. that's in fairfield. police aren't sure how she died because there are no wounds. she lived there but attended school in fairfield. the girl's guardian reported her missing. >> she'd last seen in the morning getting on the bus to go to school. normally she was returned about 5:30 but she didn't so that's when they worried. >> this man said he saw something strange when he drove around the park around 5:00 a.m. >> i seen a car parked in the parking lot facing our direction and there was a large man standing in front of it just standing there. and it just looked odd to me. >> police say there are two surveillance cameras on both ends of this park and what those cameras captured could solve this case. reporting in allen whit park in fairfield, i'm allen wong, abc7 news. >>> 49er fans are preparing for tomorrow's super bowl
up less than 24 hours before the restriction went into affect. city law requires there be at least 24 hours notice so a handful of cars were towed when they should nut have been. >> a new milestone for facebook. >> the niners only have one more season at candlestick park and now we know what will happen to the aging constitutional -- team leaves for >> you can see high clouds on the sat right over our low clouds this morning. we will see an increase in sunshine but maybe not total sunshine with the high clouds. the more sun you will see to the south with temperatures at 63 in santa cruz and santa rosa and upper 50's to low 60's for most of us. the next couple of days the pattern shifts tomorrow. a cooler trends starts on wednesday and first chance of rain is thursday with temperatures in the middle-to-upper 50's. sue has a new accident. >> i did. westbound at the bay bridge toll plaza. the left-hand cash lanes are stacked up because there is an accident at the toll plaza and crews are on the scene to push the cars out of there and someone was paying a toll and someone slammed into the
that the city attorney will ask the commission to recommend a ban, limiting the marijuana growing to inside homes. one resident is promising to challenge the resolution with a legal backyard grow. they already ban medical marijuana dispensaries. >> beyonce's super bowl half time hit is not winning over everyone. hard to believe. ahead the new criticism now facing the superstar. >> coming up first after a year of plunging values zinga is looking up. >> a live look outside, wall -- walnut creek traffic >> we are back coming up on 6:10. remember the cold air we talked about would be here? double digits and colder in fremont and half moon bay and novato and santa rosa, and 13 degrees warmer in napa, and three in san francisco, and nine in oakland and san jose much the only place warmer is antioch, one degree at 43 degrees. we have 41 in oakland, and livermore, 45 in san francisco, and 42 in fairfield and 40 in mountain view. everyone else is in the mid-to-upper 30's. under sunny skies we will hit close to seasonal averages today. mid-50's to around 60 degrees. the metering lights have just been
from injuries received when she was hit by a muni bus in daly city. that happened happened about 4:30 yesterday afternoon. it involved the 1846 avenue bus. woman hit by the bus while in the crosswalk. they said the woman's injuries are very serious. they have signed a "do not resuscitate" form. muni driver will undergo standard drug and alcohol testing. >> in oakland police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened near a bart station. sky 7hd was overhead as police responded to reports of gunfire near 8th street yesterday evening. it's close to the bart station. officers found a man with a gunshot wound to the head. homicide investigators blocked off access to the intersection right after the shooting. bart service was not affected. >>> and in san francisco a vigil was helifor a man shot and killed last week in the city's western addition neighborhood. 23-year-old ernesto died a week ago today. family and friends came together for a ceremony with aztec dancers in nearly alamo square. then they returned to the the scene of the shooting at hayes street for a memorial service.
you, happening now, we are an hour away from the start of the memorial service in new york city to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1993 world traits center bombing, six people along with an unborn child died on february 26, 1993, when a truck bomb exploded below what was the north tower of the world trade center, 1,000 others were injured. today, at 7:30 our time, a catholic mass will be celebrated if lower manhattan, in memory of the victims. altogether, six men were later convicts for carrying out that bombing. the medical world is republicanning former surgeon general c everett koop who died in new hampshire at 96 years old, he served during the reagan and first bush administration. he is best flown for speaking frankly about aids and the dangers of smoking. the cause of death is not released. we are learning about yahoo's decision to pull the plug on telecommuting. c.e.o. said shockwaves with a strongly worked memo to employees saying starting in june, employees must physically report to the sunnyvale headquarters for work. now all things -- the parking lot at yahoo headqua
received when she was hit by a muni bus in daly city. her family called today and gave us the news. the woman was in the crosswalk at lake merced and john muir drive when she was hit by the back end of the bus. >>> the coast guard is conducting interviews to find out why a pleasure boat hit a packed ferry on san francisco bay. this was the boat in the storage yard. the two men on board were hospitalized. there are reports that the boat was traveling at a high rate of speed when it collided with ms san francisco. this is video and the service will run as normal tomorrow. it has been a spectacular weekend. a major weather change is on the way. abc7 news meteorologist leigh glaser is here with a first check on weather and what is happening outside right now. leigh? >> you better believe this weekend we were in the 60s and even low 70s. only in the 50s tomorrow. that's just the first change. live doppler 7hd is not showing any moisture out there yet. but by tuesday we are definitely going to be talking about the winter rains returning to the bay area. a beautiful shot out there. this i
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